Law360 400

IP Boutiques Right The Ship In Choppy Market

Law360, New York (May 30, 2017, 5:23 PM EDT) -- After a rough stretch that resulted in two intellectual property firms going belly up, IP boutiques have adjusted to heightened price scrutiny and a slowdown in patent cases to stabilize their headcount, according to the latest Law360 400.

The 18 boutiques that reported their headcount to Law360 in 2015 and 2016 grew collectively by around 2 percent during that time frame. The uptick ends a downward trend in the industry that dates back to at least 2013, the first year Law360 tracked this data.

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